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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old January 8th, 2018, 18:08   #31
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hx35, hy35, he351
whichever's laying around on craigslist with the smallest turbine housing

oh and a welder, an angle grinder and some old exhaust pipe.
Bolts right up.

ETA: oh right they make that cast iron T3 log manifold, so don't even need to weld anything other than maybe a downpipe if you don't feel like ditching the hood.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 17:39   #32
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I have an 1856 with a setup very similar to yours. See signature below.

Never felt laggy to me.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 22:36   #33
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Not a 100% PnP, but I would do what it takes to make either of these GTD1752vrk turbos work.
https://www.mecevo.com/parts/garrett...let_wheel.html

http://www.turbo-upgrade.com/produse...td1752vrk/131/

https://profiturbo.com/product/gtd17...ck-1-9-2-0tdi/

https://profiturbo.com/product/gtd17...ck-1-9-2-0tdi/

End of story IMO!
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Old January 12th, 2018, 08:38   #34
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Agree that newer gen VNT and ball bearings are better, but for 100% plug & play Xman turbo offers traditional 18/56 turbo for less $ (600 euro).

https://www.briskoda.net/forums/topi...s-19tdi-pd130/





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Old January 12th, 2018, 11:59   #35
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I'll second what 3L3M3NT said. The GDT1752VRK is not plug and play but is well worth the little bit of work required to fit it. I've had one on my jetta along with .240 hflox nozzles and 11mm pump for close to a year now and love it. Much better spool and bottom end pull than stock. Not sure how much is due to the turbo and how much is the larger nozzles but these turbos are very nice for a daily driver while still capable of a respectable top end.
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Old January 20th, 2018, 00:10   #36
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I would buy a cheap gtb1756v of ebay and adapt the downpipe to suit with new flanges. Build a log manifold to clear the cylinder head and use a dark side developments oil feed and drain pipe. Very good low down spoil and enough headroom to support 200-220 Bhp. If you have the time the gtb2056vl from the 2.4d Volvo is even cheaper to buy and has the extra benefit of being water cooled as well- nice feature to give extra heat in the cabin on cold winters !
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Old January 28th, 2018, 19:00   #37
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Certainly not plug and play, but I'll second the GTD1752vrk simply because it'd be awesome to see someone post about it on an ALH! Not sure how much differently it might behave, but the 1752vrk is capable of full boost (2.1bar) by 2k rpm on a CR. 1752 can take a bit more EGT (1700F, same as stock GTD turbo on the ea288 family).
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Agreed on the 1752, I'm really trying not to buy one for my BEW but your boost logs sure aren't helping
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